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Our Approach to Treating

Muscular Dystrophy

Doctors at NYU Langone are experienced in diagnosing and managing the symptoms of muscular dystrophy, a group of muscle diseases that break down the muscles that control movement, causing progressive weakness.

Specialists at NYU Langone’s Neuromuscular Disorders Center, including neurologists and rehabilitative medicine specialists, provide care for children and adults with muscular dystrophy. The center is sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and is one of only 250 in the nation that offers evaluation, diagnosis, medication management, and physical therapy. 

Our team of neurologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, genetic counselors, physical medicine specialists, and social workers creates a customized care plan to help people with muscular dystrophy remain healthy and independently mobile for as long as possible. Rehabilitation medicine specialists from NYU Langone’s renowned Rusk Rehabilitation also play an important role in your care.

Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

Specialists at NYU Langone recommend therapies that can help to lessen symptoms and manage complications that arise from muscular dystrophy. Depending on the type of muscular dystrophy, doctors may recommend medication, orthotic devices, physical and occupational therapy, or surgery.

Our Research and Education in Muscular Dystrophy

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.